first_imgToday, the social partners in the Blue Lagoon signed several agreements and an annex to the collective agreement which increase the salaries, but also the position and other rights of their employees.The Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and the Blue Lagoon Management have completed negotiations on the rights of Blue Lagoon and Istraturist workers for 2018, which resulted in equalization of workers’ rights, given the merger of Istraturist dd Blue Lagoon. So from 1.1.2018. The collective agreement of Plava laguna dd is valid for all employees in the company, ie it is immediately extended to the employees of the former Istraturist, which will facilitate further business and guarantee equal rights to all employees.Also, it was agreed to increase the basic salary for all workers by 4% starting from June 1, 2018. In this way, there will be an increase in the total material average rights for workers in the destination Poreč in the amount of almost 5 percent, and the destination Umag over 9 percent.In addition to the harmonization of rights under the Collective Agreement, the salaries of individual workers and groups of workers will be further increased, especially workers who perform maid work and those associated with them by an additional 10% on average. According to the union leaders, the best status in tourist companies is held by the workers of Plava Laguna, which first raised the salaries of workers, and after the Government of the Republic of Croatia made a decision not to tax the accommodation and food of seasonal workers. . ”There is no bargaining in the Blue Lagoon, and the word is as valid as the text. By the way, Plava Laguna raised salaries even before the Government’s decisions on reducing fiscal levies, so the ratio of permanently and seasonally employed workers is by far the best in Plava Laguna compared to other companies. An indefinite contract brings stability to entire families, so it is a necessity”Said Bruno Bulić, on behalf of the Trade Union of Istria Kvarner and Dalmatia.Photo: Blue LagoonNamely, Plava Laguna is the first tourist company that decided to translate the “savings” created by the amendments to the rulebook on income tax into the rights of workers. In agreement with the representatives of the union, Plava Laguna agreed that starting from February 1, it will subsidize the hot meal service 50 percent for all who are not users of the personal accommodation service, given that the users of personal accommodation already have a free hot meal.”The Blue Lagoon is continuously improving the rights of its workers, as well as the conditions of accommodation and stay of workers in our destinations. This year, we will invest as much as 10 percent of the capital budget, or 50 million kuna in the improvement of personal accommodation. We will continue to increase the quality of working conditions, as well as accommodation, because we are aware that development is based on satisfied workers.and “, they say from the Blue Lagoon.Also, in agreement with the union in Plava Laguna for 2018, the gift in kind will amount to the maximum allowed 600 kuna, instead of the previous 400 kuna. At the level of material rights exercised by workers, Plava Laguna is one of the most successful tourist companies in Croatia. In addition to the increased salary from June 1.6.2018, 70,00, Blue Lagoon workers can also count on holiday pay of HRK 500,00 gross per day of vacation, one-time payments of HRK 2500 gross for June and July, Christmas bonus in the amount of maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 12, ie a proportional part for workers who have worked for less than 2 months and longer than XNUMX months, as well as as a gift to a child in the maximum non-taxable amount.”Raising wages, full material rights and working conditions should be an imperative for employers, and it is up to the state to make it easier for employers, as has been done when it comes to taxing accommodation and food for seasonal workers.”, They say from Plava Laguna and add that work should be done to create conditions for the private sector to employ more employees on a kind of permanent contract, so that this form of employment becomes dominant in relation to seasonal work, as in Blue Lagoon.Related news:POREČ BLUE LAGOON PRESENTED A NEW BRAND STRATEGY AND VISUAL IDENTITYBLUE LAGOON FIRST “SAVE” FROM THE AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES ON INCOME TAX, TRANSFERRED INTO WORKERS ‘RIGHTSlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Day of Protected Croatian Indigenous Products is celebrated on April 14, the day when the name Krk prosciutto was registered in the European Union as a protected geographical indication. The registration of the name Krk prosciutto on 14 April 2015 was the first registration of a protected mark from the EU quality system achieved by one of the Croatian agricultural and food products.Today, the Republic of Croatia, together with Belgium and Slovakia, shares 19th place with 11 registered product names in terms of the number of protected designations of origin, protected geographical indications and guaranteed traditional specialties registered in the European Union.Currently, eight more products are in the process of registration of the label at the European Union level, and as the Ministry of Agriculture points out, it is expected that by the end of 2018 all eight products currently in the process of registration by the European Commission will be registered as protected designations of origin. or a protected geographical indication at European Union level. “The Croatian story continues, and by the end of the year we will send new requests to the European Commission for registration of marks at the level of the European Union for ten more products for which a national procedure for the protection of the name is underway. ” conclude from the Ministry of Agriculture.Croatian protected products whose name is registered at the level of the European Union:PROTECTED INDICATION OF ORIGIN:Extra virgin olive oil CresNeretva mandarinOgulin sauerkraut / Ogulin sauerkrautIstrian prosciutto / Istrian prosciuttoKrk olive oilKorcula olive oilPag lambSolta olive oilVaraždin cabbageSlavonian honeyPROTECTED INDICATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN:Krk prosciuttoBaranja kulenLika potatoesDrniš prosciuttoDalmatian smoked hamPoljički soparnik / Poljički zeljanik / Poljički uljenjakZagorje turkeySlavonian kulen / Slavonski kulinMeđimurje meat ‘from TiblicaProtected product names, in the process of registration of the mark at the level of the European Union:Istria – Winter OlympicsPag salt – ZOILika lamb – ZOZPZagorje mills – ZOZPBjelovarski kvargl – ZOZPMining rake – ZOZPVaraždinski klipič – ZOZPPag cheese – ZOIAre we proud?These products must be our pride and we must brand them and offer them to our guests. Every guest who comes to a tourist destination must be acquainted with the whole story and taste, try and experience our authentic stories, and thus the products. Especially when we talk about protected products that make us unique and different. If we do not respect ourselves, others will not respect us either. Also, the very essence of tourism is authenticity, which is why people travel to meet and experience new ways and cultures of living.But I wonder out loud, is that so on the field? Are we proud of our protected products?Why is Zadar not proud of its authentic Maraschino?Photo: MaraskaMaraschino is an original Zadar liqueur that has been produced according to a traditional recipe since the 16th century. The properties of this sweet liqueur are crystal clearness, characteristic taste and aromatic aroma. Maraschino is a liqueur that has multiple applications, and is used to enrich ice cream, fruit salads, cakes and various dishes with its taste, aroma and aroma, which gives it a multi-purpose application and the possibility of creativity in interpretation.”It must be the most beautiful sunset in the world!”Said Alfred Hitchcock drinking Maraschino on the Zadar waterfront. Also, Maraschino was enjoyed by Casanova, Napoleon, and they drank it on the legendary Titanic. Yes, the Titanic.I am currently in Zadar where I have given lectures on the importance of storytelling in tourism, and I wonder if there are better stories than about the unique and authentic Zadar Maraschino? However, our great tourist story and pride is unfortunately not a symbol of Zadar. Nowhere in Zadar did I see an inscription or a poster, and neither of the hosts offered it to me, nor did they tell that story, since I am still a tourist and a “foreigner” in Zadar. Maraschino should be the pride and joy of Zadar, it’s like coming to Slavonia and not trying shepherd’s pie, fish, kulen or brandy.Also, it is not available in all cafes, and it should be the opposite. Every cafe, restaurant, hotel, host in a family accommodation should have a Maraschino and know how to tell the story of the same. Every guest in Zadar should try, but also hear the story of Maraschino, and take home at least one bottle as a souvenir. So far no one has told me a story about Maraschin, nor offered it, and if I hadn’t known about Maraschin before I wouldn’t even know it existed. I don’t know exactly how hard it is to find it in cafes, but after a couple of failures, I still managed to find it in one of the Maraschino cafes in the Old Town. And yes, it really is a unique and special taste, a taste that I can only experience in Zadar.We have everything, and yet we still do not sell ourselves, our culture and way of life. Again, we want to be copies and enter the mass of a uniform global tourism industry, and we are unaware that our incredible diversity and authenticity is precisely our greatest tourism asset. We have a tie, a pen, a parachute, a Maraschino opet and yet no one knows anything about it. When I look at the new CNTB promotional stand, which is uniform and classic and which has nothing to do with the promotion of a tourist destination, I wonder who is crazy here?A story can only be alive if we are proud of it and if we tell it ourselves. Let’s be what we are – Dalmatians, Slavonians, Istrians, Međimurje, Zagorje… Croats. It must be our main tourist product.Related news:WHERE DID THE CROATIAN PRIDE DISAPPEAR?&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;</p>
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first_imgAfter the introduction of the model of limiting the number of visitors in 2017, by deciding on the maximum reception capacity of 10 visitors who can stay at Skradinski Buk at the same time, the Public Institution “Krka National Park” continues to make new management decisions to better organize visits and increase the quality of experience. visitors and the preservation of the water quality of the Krka River, the travertine process and the unique karst biodiversity.In order to preserve Skradinski buk, the longest, most famous and most visited waterfall on the Krka River and one of the most famous natural beauties of Croatia, for future generations, but also to provide visitors with a complete experience of nature and cultural and historical heritage of zero value, Public Institution “Krka National Park” introduces changes in the organization of bathing downstream of the waterfall.Krka National Park has decided that swimming will be allowed on Skradinski Buk from June 1 to September 30, depending on the weather conditions and the water level, at a specific place, from the buoy to the bridge. It will no longer be possible to swim downstream from the bridge, and a wooden fence will be set up at the entrance to the water to increase visitor safety. “The number of visitors to Skradinski Buk is growing from year to year and puts before us challenges and the need to find new solutions. That is why this year we are introducing new measures to increase the safety and flow of visitors and reduce crowds in the area of ​​Skradinski Buk. On the one hand, an extension has been made on the bridge itself, and on the other hand, the space where swimming is possible will be limited, which is an introduction to the general consideration of this problem. In parallel, numerous projects are being developed that will also contribute to reducing crowds and thus a better experience of the Park, but also to preserving nature and further developing the education system, which is one of the fundamental pillars of the Park’s management. New infrastructural facilities in the field will provide better conditions for children, young people, volunteer professors and researchers eager to learn about the Krka National ParkSaid the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park” mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić.Since the number of visitors to Skradinski Buk has increased significantly, for the sake of safety and protection, the organization of swimming in that locality has been considered.After the Government of the Republic of Croatia, at its session held on 5 October 2017, adopted the Decision on drafting the Spatial Plan of the Krka National Park, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning initiated the process of drafting it, and the organization of bathing is one of the most important topics. be regulated.”The area of ​​the Park is facing the challenges of balancing the protection of nature and the environment with other activities in the area, so the development of this plan is an opportunity to start a constructive dialogue. That is why I take this opportunity to invite all interested stakeholders to be actively involved in public debates on the future of the Krka National Park. It is our shared responsibility to preserve nature for future generations. Skradinski buk is a locality which, in addition to the waterfall as the main attraction, is made unique by the singing of nightingales, the swimming of the Illyrian chub, the singing of the green frog, the flight of hawks, the dance of emerald dragonflies. In order to preserve this wealth and enable visitors to experience the comprehensive value of this locality, it is necessary to influence the flow, reduce congestion and increase safety over time. “, pointed out the expert leader in NP “Krka” dr. sc. Drago Marguš.The primary mission of the Krka National Park is, among other things, to preserve the water quality of the Krka River, the travertine process and the unique karst biodiversity, and to design a quality visitor product that will enable guests to truly experience the Park. Activities within the management model at Skradinski Buk are focused on achieving this mission. However, there are still a number of projects that are developing the area of ​​the National Park “Krka” through the concept of sustainable management with an emphasis on educational programs for locals and visitors and a differentiated offer of content within the Park.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”One of them is the project Unknown Krka – hidden treasures of the upper and middle course of the river Krka is aimed at developing the visitor infrastructure of the middle and upper course, while the construction and arrangement of the Center for Visitation Management of the National Park “Krka” – Lozovac will provide quality reception. entrance to the Park, but also for visitors to get acquainted with the programs implemented within the project Unknown Krka, and stay longer in the surrounding area, which encourages the economic development of the local community.The newly opened visitor movement center in Laškovica is designed as a starting point for an active tour of the Park through 29 km of landscaped hiking trails and 470 km of bike trails, which will soon be presented, conclude the Krka National Park.NP Krka are certainly leaders in strategic and sustainable development and a real positive example to everyone in Croatia of how tourism develops sustainably. As stated above in the video, the scene that was created 2 million years ago will wait for others as well. Because if we destroy that very nature, we have also destroyed tourism. That is why sustainable and strategic development is an imperative and the very essence of tourism.Related news:UNKNOWN KRKA – NEW SUSTAINABLE AND QUALITY PROJECT OF KRKA NATIONAL PARKNP KRKA STARTS IN CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW VISIT MANAGEMENT CENTER – LOZOVACPRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSIBLE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NUMBER OF VISITORS AT SKRADINSKA BUKlast_img read more

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When it rains, life stops in our destinations

first_imgFrom the first day I write that our biggest tourist advantage is authenticity and our incredible diversity in the way and culture of living, and that we must be what we are – Croats and tell our story, and not be bad copies of others.On the other hand, apart from the sun and the sea, we chronically lack a quality offer and quality facilities, because the sun and the sea as the only offer is not enough. The sun and the sea will always be the motive for coming, but that alone is certainly not enough to raise tourism to a higher level, extend the season and increase tourist spending.The thing is very simple, the motive for coming is not accommodation, but diverse, quality and authentic content of the tourist destination.Quality content is precisely the solution of how to extend the tourist season, directly raise tourist consumption and most importantly affect the overall experience of the guest.The holy grail in tourism is to delight the guest.The most important thing is whether the guest is satisfied with the destination after 7/14 days, ie his annual. If he is, he will return and be our ambassador, if not, then we have a counter effect. And we know that it is three times more expensive to return a dissatisfied guest. And therein lies the whole philosophy.Of course we have to have quality service, quality and diverse accommodation, but the most important thing is quality content and offer, because today’s quality guests will not spend seven days on the beach and do nothing. They want experiences and stories. Also, in the whole story, the synergy of all tourist participants is important because they all make up the overall mosaic of the tourist destination.Rain – the collapse of the systemIn addition to the above, quality content comes to the fore when the weather is bad and it rains. What to do when it is raining, when it is gloomy and windy and when there is no sun and sea? This is a question that everyone must ask in tourism.Unfortunately, in our destinations, due to the lack of quality content, as well as due to poor promotion, communication and the lack of synergy, guests are left to the room or hotel lobby.If we have quality facilities in a tourist destination, then they come to the fore. One such excellent example is in Pula on Verudela.At the beginning of this week, it was raining and cold weather, and for those two days it was impossible to swim and lie on the beach. And the confirmation of the above hypothesis about the importance of quality content is best illustrated by this picture.It is about Aquarium Pula which is a great fun and educational content, it is a real aquarium, not the “fake” with a couple of fish and aquariums. It stretches over three floors with over 250 species of fish, with one huge aquarium stretching through the middle and through all three levels.As you can see in the picture, a large queue of tourists has formed in front of the entrance, waiting to buy a ticket and visitors to come out because at that moment the aquarium filled its maximum number of visitors. Tourists are eager for quality content.”Every” tourist who comes with children to Pula should experience the Aquarium Pula, regardless of whether it is a beautiful or rainy day, because this is exactly the content that will delight them and directly increase the guest’s satisfaction with the destination.Synergy at a tourist destination is crucialHotels, hosts in family accommodation as well as the local population must care about the overall experience of tourists in the tourist destination. As I mentioned above, the motive for arrival is not accommodation, but a tourist destination, and the quality of accommodation and services is understood in accordance with the categorization.The guest will certainly not return to the destination because of the hotel, if the destination did not meet his needs and expectations. And that is why it is extremely important that the hoteliers themselves as well as the hosts in the family accommodation know their guests, recommend them great facilities in the destination in accordance with their needs and desires, regardless of whether they have the financial benefit of it. In the long run, you definitely have, because you will extend the tourist season, you have loyal guests who are free (there is no marketing cost), and you get better quality guests that generate higher tourist spending. Win-win for everyone.If the guest experiences as much content as possible and his vacation is fulfilled, the final rating will be positive and he will return. And they will return to your accommodation. So, promote and encourage the offer of content in the destination, because you are interdependent on each other. You have to be happy because you have the opportunity to offer quality content to your guests. You can’t do without each other. Of course, only if we want better quality tourism.Croatia – a country with “a thousand” museumsWe need as much quality content as Aquarium Pula as possible… A country with 1000 thematic museums and interpretation centers, this must be part of the development strategy, because we lack quality content and offerings the most.I wonder, why don’t we have hundreds of private and state themed museums for all our amazing tourist, historical, cultural, authentic… stories?From the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Museum of Ancient Glass, etc.… to the Museum of Betina wooden shipbuilding, the Museum of Sinjska alka, Istralandia, Fun Park Mirnovec, Aquatika freshwater aquarium Karlovac, Museum of Vučedol Culture su – all these are excellent and quality facilities.We have to tell our authentic stories and be proud of them, museums give added value, offer quality content and tell thousands of stories about our history, culture, heritage, innovations, identity. 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Due to the renovation, one of the main tourist attractions of Zadar was closed

first_imgFrom Monday, October 1, the light installation Greeting to the Sun will be fenced and closed due to the implementation of renovation, modernization and upgrade.”The scope of work includes dismantling the existing equipment in the Greeting to the Sun pane and replacing it with new, which includes mechanical resistance to sea water, replacing the light effects generation system with a new system, upgrading software applications for creating sets, connecting to the Internet and activating effects via the Internet.”Point out from the city of Zadar.The deadline for completion, ie completion of works, is March 31.03.2018, 3.987.100,00, so practically one of the main tourist attractions in Zadar will be inaccessible to tourists for a full five months. The city of Zadar points out that the contractor is the company Tiristor doo Zadar, and the agreed price of the works is XNUMX HRK + VAT.last_img read more

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Make it easier to access state records

first_imgRe: April 10 editorial, “Add FOIL forms to websites,” The governor should boost transparency and citizen participation by signing legislation to strengthen the Freedom of Information Law, known as FOIL, by making it easier to get state government records.FOIL empowers citizens by giving them a right to request and receive government records so they can understand how their tax dollars are spent and can hold government accountable.Unfortunately, requesting information from state agencies can be difficult because not all take online requests and they each have their own procedures and requirements for requesting information. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The bill on the governor’s desk [S.7431(Murphy)/A.2131 (Peoples-Stokes)] would require state agencies to provide an online request form if the agency has a website. In an age when New Yorkers get their news, shop and pay their bills online, getting information from state government should be an easy online experience, too.By signing this bill, the governor would help restore the public’s trust in government.Creating an easy, standardized process for citizens to request and gather information from the multitude of government agencies should be a no-brainer. Why not make it easier for citizens to participate in a government?Brittanie JohnsonAlbanyThe writer is policy associate for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).More from The Daily Gazette:Feds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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The virtual property industry

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Niche market

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Battlefields set for action

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Hines touches down in Britain

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